Fall 2018 Study Abroad - NYU Accra

Do you want to learn in a global setting? 

Gain real skills in public health?

Immerse yourself in African culture?

Broaden your global professional network?

Volunteer in the community, NGO's and global health organizations? 

Ready to challenge yourself?

Apply now to study abroad at NYU Accra this Fall 2018!

Applications are open! Go to NYU Albert >> Other Resources >> Application Center


Students will take courses at NYU Accra and the University of Ghana. The following courses will be offered in-person, plus additional online electives. 

GPH-GU 9140 Global Issues in Social Behavioral Health (3 cr)

GPH-GU 9686 Thesis I: Practice and Integrative Learning Experiences and Community Assessment (2 cr)

GPH-GU 9359 Internship I: Applied Practice Experience Seminar (2 cr)

GPH-GU 9450 Intermediate Epi (3 cr)

GPH-GU 9361 Research Methods in Public Health (4 cr)

GPH-GU 9232 Detection and Control of Waterborne Pathogens (3 cr) Intensive

GPH-GU 9319 Writing Grants and Funding Proposals for Public Health-Related Programs (3 cr) 

GPH-GU 0000 Epidemiology of Reproductive Health in LMICs (2 cr) (course number pending) 

Online courses are offered but must be scheduled each week at NYU Accra with a proctor to oversee the class.

Academic Calendar

Fall 2018*

Friday, August 17 and Saturday, August 18 Student Arrival                         
Sunday, August 19 Mandatory GPH Orientation 
Monday, August 20 Research Methods course begins at University of Ghana
Monday, August 20 - Sunday, August 26 Mandatory Orientation at NYU Accra 
Monday, August 27 Classes Begin
Friday, September 7 Last day to drop/add NYU courses. Last day to drop courses and not receive a "W". Last day of active waitlists.
Friday, September 21 Founder's Day: NYU Accra Closed
Monday, October 15 - Sunday, October 21 Fall Break
Friday, November 2 Last day to withdraw from a course (with a "W" on transcript).
Last day to declare pass/fail grading option.
Thursday, December 6 Last Day of Classes
Friday, December 7 Farmers' Day: NYU Accra Closed
Monday, December 10 - Thursday, December 14 Final Exams
Saturday, December 15 Student Departure

*All calendar dates are subject to change.

Tuition and Fees

Study abroad courses do not cost more than courses taken at NYU New York. Please review the GPH Financial Aid costs, and visit NYU Financial Aid and Scholarships if you need financial assistance.

Tuition per point


Registration and services fee, first point


Registration and services fee, per point after first point


Additional costs to consider

 Airfare - roundtrip $1100-2000  Local Transportation - $200+

 Books and supplies $100+ 

 Vaccinations - CPH covers vaccinations including Yellow Fever 

 Visa fee $100 plus cost of Accra ID card   Meals  $800-1200

Geo-Blue International Health is provided at no additional cost to students that study abroad.

Personal expenses will vary person to person.


At NYU Accra, all students are required to reside in NYU-arranged housing as a condition of enrollment. NYU Accra utilizes Church Crescent, a housing facility located in a residential neighborhood and within walking distance to the NYU Accra academic center. The University of Ghana-Legon and other diverse parts of the city are all a short ride away.

Students will be housed in either Church Crescent or NYU approved off-campus apartments. Meal plan costs are included in the housing rates so students do not have the choice of opting in or out.

Church Crescent

Doubles or Triples within duplex units

Houses 4 to 7 students

Private bathroom

Full kitchen with everything you need to cook and eat

Things to Know

30 students and 2 CRAs (Community Resource Assistant)

Located near markets:

  • Makola Market
  • Koala Supermarket

Meal Plan

Students are provided with light breakfast and lunch items to prepare in their residence. There are also clean water dispensers are provided at Church Crescent. For dinners during the week, there is a meal plan that is split between two restaurants, Buka (Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights), that serves traditional Ghanaian, Nigerian and West African food, and sunshine Cafe (Tuesday and Thursday nights), a restaurant that serves Mediterranean, Indian and Ghanaian food, as well as sandwiches and large, delicious salads. 

Costs - Fall 17/Spring 18

$5,872 - $6,333*

*Room rates are site specific and are generally determined by room type, rental costs, and associated support services. Final rates subject to change.

NYU approved off-campus apartments

Apartments consist of 2 private bedrooms, with 1 or 2 bathrooms, in a fully furnished apartment with shared living space, kitchen, television, and WiFi. Apartments are only arranged on an ‘as needed’ basic based on semester enrollment at NYU Accra, otherwise students will reside at Church Crescent.

Students are provided with light groceries each week to prepare in their residence, and are also able to dine at Buka and Sunshine Café.

For more information, please visit the NYU Accra website.


Students are encouraged to volunteer in the community to enhance their study abroad experience. NYU Accra staff will assist with placing students at organizations. Please visit the NYU Accra volunteering site for more information.

If a student is registered for Internship I, their internship hours need to be completed prior to arriving at NYU Accra unless otherwise discussed with the GPH Practice Administrator.

Application Dates

Round 1: 

April 6   applications due

April 13 notification of acceptance

April 27 deposit due

Round 2:

April 13 applications due

April 20 notification of acceptance

May 4 deposit due

$200 Deposit is non-refundable and covers activities and special events for the semester.

Fall semester registration opens April 16.


Email gph.global@nyu.edu for more information about studying abroad.

Make sure you speak with your Academic Adviser to discuss your course sequencing.